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Wireless monitoring for the heart

Remon’s implant, which requires no antenna, battery or connecting leads, contains a pressure monitoring system that measures the pressure inside the artery and wirelessly transmits this information to an external computer based system.Hezi Himelfarb, CEO of Remon Medical Technologies, wants …

Israelis develop West Nile vaccine

The West Nile virus was eliminated in intentionally infected lab mice, and it has already promoted the recovery of a woman at Netanya’s Laniado Hospital.Israeli microbiologists have developed the first passive vaccine against the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, which has …

Researchers discover genetic marker for lung cancer

The researchers are now developing a simple blood test based on these findings which will be able to detect smokers who are at especially high risk of developing lung cancer. A genetic marker that increases susceptibility to lung cancer in …

Israeli scientists help fight fatal disease in Arab infants

Key research toward identifying the HRD gene took place in the molecular and developmental genetics laboratory of BGU’s Faculty of Health sciences and the Soroka University Medical Center Israeli researchers are playing an important role in identifying a defective gene …

Your Mother was Right: Now Go Eat Your Broccoli

Whole fruits and vegetables contain a wide range of natural antioxidantsIt turns out that Mom’s advice was on target after all: if you want to stay healthy, eat all of the vegetables on your plate. Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute …

Promising treatment developed for spinal cord injuries

Proneuron’s treatment involves isolation of macrophages from the patient’s blood, processing in the laboratory and then injection of the cells into the spinal cord in the vicinity of the area of damage.A revolutionary experimental therapy for spinal cord injuries is …

Pioneer ‘domino transplant’ saves lives of two children

The two back-to-back transplants involved a medical team of more than fifty doctors and staff at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tikva.The willingness of a grieving Palestinian family to donate their child’s organs to Israelis, and the advanced capabilities …